The spiritual creativity – art in the works of A. Tarkovskij, S. Paradzanov and A. Sokurov

Carlo Zivoli

According to Enzo Bianchi, prior of the Monastic Community of Bose (Piemonte, Italy), nothing of what is «authentically human» can be unrelated to the believer. Obviously, taking for granted a wide notion of the believer, we are still to define what is «authentically human». I could sound simplistic but I want to remind you that whenever, within one’s «faith», people have tried to define metaphysical realities in a too strict way they have ended up, I don’t know why, killing each other, not necessarily with arms but more often with words.This introduction is in order to say (still according to Enzo Bianchi) that the deepest...

L’arte della creativita spirituale nelle opere di A. Tarkovskij, S. Paradzanov e A. Sokurov

Carlo Zivoli

Secondo Enzo Bianchi, priore della Comunità monastica di Bose (Piemonte, Italia), nulla di ciò che è autenticamente umano può essere estraneo al credente. Ovviamente, volendo qui dare per acquisita una nozione di credente volutamente ampia, rimane il problema di stabilire cosa sia «autenticamente umano». A costo di essere tacciato di semplicismo vorrei ricordare che tutte le volte in cui, all’interno di diverse «fedi», abbiamo tentato di dare definizioni troppo rigide a realtà di tipo metafisico abbiamo finito, non so perché, addirittura per ucciderci. Operazione questa che non necessariamente presuppone l’uso delle armi...

Between the material happiness and spiritual bliss

Bogomir Novak

The legend of the Grand Inquisitor as a chapter in the novel the Brothers Karamazov is still topical today. There is Ivan telling to Alyosha a legend as a sacred and historically unconfirmed, invented story. The legend of the Grand Inquisitor is set in the time of inquisition, the time coinciding with the Second Coming of Christ to the earth. He would be disappointed as he would see that the kingdom of earth has prevailed. The teaching of Christ has been distorted by the authorities and he can do nothing against it. However, he is not crucified for the second time because the inquisitor does not impose any sanctions on him. The inquisitor...

Philosophy of Mikhail Bakhtin: The concept of dialogism and mystical thought[1]

Aleš Vaupotič

The works of Mikhail Bakhtin are above all focused on the problems concerning literature and therefore tend to belong to the field of literary criticism. But at the same time we have to understand that this particular approach to literature is methodologically a so-called philosophical method or aspect,[2] which means that it uses theoretical constructs that are external to the literary phenomena. On the other hand, these concepts enable us to approach the literary works from a previously inaccessible point of view. Our text will show a complex philosophical background that is in literary criticism usually avoided, although this exact...